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December 14, 2009
Free Medication Program Expands Statewide
ALEXANDRIA – A program that has been providing free prescriptions to eligible Central Louisiana residents since 2001 is now offered statewide.

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April 17, 2009
Roy wins state award for work with Cenla Medication Access Program
ALEXANDRIA – Wendy Roy, program director of The Rapides Foundation’s Cenla Medication Access Program, has won the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation’s 2009 Women of Excellence Award in the health and medicine category.

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CMAP observes ‘Cover the Uninsured Week’ - April 28 thru May 2, 2008
A total of 23.8 percent of Central Louisiana residents between the ages of 18 and 64 have no insurance coverage for healthcare expenses. Nationwide, 47 million Americans are uninsured. More than eight out of 10 are in working families – all forced to gamble every day that they won't get sick or injured. Living without health insurance is a risk no one should have to take. 

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March 26, 2008
Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP) enrolls in
AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program for healthcare facilities

Wilmington, DE – AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced that it will provide free medication to the Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP) in Alexandria, LA, under one of the company’s prescription savings programs.

The AZ&Me™ Prescription Savings program for healthcare facilities provides medicines free of charge to community free clinics, community health centers and hospitals that serve the uninsured, supporting patients in one place where they can get the medical care and medicines they need. The program also supports central-fill pharmacies that distribute medicines to and for facilities without onsite pharmacies.

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March 18, 2008
PROGRAM OFFERS FREE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

Alexandria, LA – A program that provides free prescriptions to lower income, uninsured individuals under age 65 is expanding.

CMAP gives people access to a wide range of free medications that are made available from donations from Abbot, Merck, Novartis, Tap and Astra Zeneca pharmaceutical corporations. CMAP offers a wide range of drugs that cover most therapeutic drug classes.

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March 10, 2008
CMAP Announces Wider Access to a Range of Free Prescription Medications
Alexandria, LA --- CMAP, a nonprofit medication assistance program funded by The Rapides Foundation and Department of Health and Hospitals under the Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care, are expanding the service area in which the program operates.  Now lower income uninsured individuals will have access to a wide range of free prescription medications available from donations of medicine from Abbott, Merck, Novartis, Tap and Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical Corporations.

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January 30, 2008
Uninsured Louisianans Able to Access More Needed Medicines
Two recent studies authored by Harvard Medical School and the American Cancer Society reported strong associations between the lack of adequate health coverage and poor health. Though these findings aren’t surprising, they are especially troubling, given that the 2007 U.S. Census reported that there are 480,754 adults in Louisiana without health insurance. The good news is that this number dropped from 2005 but there is still work to be done.

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September 9, 2007
Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP) Announces Wider Access to a Range of Free Prescription Medications

Alexandria, LA, Oct. 4--- Cenla Medication Access Program (CMAP), Central Louisiana’s nonprofit medication assistance program funded by The Rapides Foundation, announced today that Cenla’s low income uninsured will now have access to a wider range of free prescription medications, thanks to a donation of medicine from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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For More Information

Wendy Roy, MHA
CMAP Program Director
318.443.7494
888.443.7494
318.448.4473 (fax)
rxinfo@cmaprx.org

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